Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016
Participants: 390 (196 men and 194 women) from 16 countries
Youngest Participant: Jorrit Croon (17 years, 363 days)
Oldest Participant: Jamie Dwyer (37 years, 148 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 102 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): Germany (2 medals)
Both the menâs and the womenâs field hockey tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Deodoro.
As in the previous Olympic Games, there were two groups with six teams each. Then the best eight teams - and not just the best four - determined the medal winners in knock-out matches.
A new match format reduced the playing time from two 35-minute halves to four 15-minute quarters, with 2 minutes rest after each period, and a 15 minutes halftime. In the knock-out stage there was no extra time but an immediate a penalty shootout with five shooters.
For the first time the UK won the gold medal for the women and Argentina for the men.